XQuery - position Function


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The position function is used in FLOWR expression to get the position of an item in a sequence.

Syntax

position()

Example

XQuery Expression

let $items := (1,2,3,4,5,6)
return
   <result>   
      
      <items>
      {
         for $item in $items[position() mod 2 eq 1]
         return <item>{$item}</item>
      }
      </items>
      
   </result>

Output

<result>
   <items>
      <item>1</item>
      <item>3</item>
      <item>5</item>
   </items>
</result>

Verify the Result

In order to test the above-mentioned functionality, replace the contents of books.xqy (mentioned in Environment Setup chapter) with the above XQuery expression and execute the XQueryTester java program to verify the result.

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